The Oakland A’s recalled right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs from Triple-A Nashville and optioned left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp to Nashville, the club announced on Monday
Triggs was 2-1 with a 5.14 ERA and .214 opponents batting average in six relief appearances with Nashville. He has not allowed a home run and has struck out nine batters in 7.0 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on March 13.
Triggs spent the entire 2015 season at Double-A Bowie where he was 0-2 with a 1.03 ERA, .196 opponents batting average and 17 saves in 43 relief appearances. He will be making his Major League debut.
Surkamp was selected from Nashville April 8 and went 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA in four starts with the A’s. He allowed a .305 opponents batting average and issued 12 walks in 19.1 innings while striking out just nine.
The 28-year-old left-hander tossed fewer than five innings in each of his four starts.
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